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The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.
These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.
These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).
Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognised author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.
Local Grief Support Groups
The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month at the High Plains Public Radio, 210 N. 7th St., Garden City from 12 noon to 1 pm.
The goal of this support group is to help participants experience hope and healing in their life losses and be able to move into new meaning and purpose for their lives.
The sessions are open to the public and each participant is welcome to come and go as they like. If participants choose they may bring their lunch with them.
These sessions are not therapy and they are not a replacement for individual and professional counseling for deep grief, but they are opportunities to share your story and learn from the stories of others.
Rev. Gerry Dupuis is a graduate of the Center for Loss and Life Transition with a certification in Death and Grief Studies and is certified in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Rev. Lynn White has 24 years in Pastoral Ministry and over 12 years of experience in Hospice Chaplaincy and Bereavement Support.
These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.
Coping with Loss
These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.
Children and Grief
Helping those who Grieve
Coping with Complicated Situations